On Tuesday night, I came home after being on my feet for the better part of 14 hours. I was tired. Not just physically, but also emotionally because the events of the last couple of weeks had drained me. The marrow of life had been sucked right out of me.
All I wanted to do was cry.
There was a package waiting for me that had been sent by one of my favorite readers, who also happens to be an inspirational writer. Actually, she’s an inspirational human being. I don’t know how we came to read each other’s blogs, as she’s a knitter and is exceptional at her art. As for me? I just own art. Like from Target and stuff.
Inside the package was a beautiful shawl. I pulled it from its bag and wrapped it around my shoulders. Instead of wiping away tears, I began to smile. That gorgeous shawl, which was made with love and out of pure friendship, arrived at the perfect time. It was like getting a hug from thousands of miles away.
Blogging has brought extraordinary people into my life. Outside of my church, I have never seen such generosity and downright goodness in others. Bloggers latch on to each other’s writing, each other’s causes and to each other.
Last week, my good friend Piper received devastating news when her fiance broke up with her over the phone. Piper is a strong, single-mother who loves with her whole heart and who oozes good vibes. She has a beautiful spirit, is an amazing mom and a terrific writer.
Today I, and many others, are sending her hugs from thousands of miles away. We are trying to repair her spirit to its beautiful state. She needs to know she deserves better than the bad hand that she was dealt. She needs to know we love her.
And, Piper, we do. We really love you. But, you’re totally not getting my shawl.
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